In this post I covered Acts I and II of the John Stewart/Seth Rollins feud. In Act III Seth Rollins went on TMZ Hollywood Sports to respond to Stewart's promo:
Then, Act II, Rollins upped the ante by showing up on Stewart's own turf:
And, finally, the denouement. And I must say that Stewart's appearance on WWE's Monday Night Raw was certainly my moment of Zen:
I love how Seth Rollins' flunkies laughed at his jokes and he told them to shut up whenever they hammed it up too much. Really first-rate, classic heel behavior.
I can't quite figure out why Randy Orton was the one who came in to save Stewart though. Are they once again trying to make Orton play face now (a role for which he's singularly ill suited)? Does giving Stewart a wrestler champion mean that the feud is going to continue? Maybe with Stewart in a quasi-managerial role?
In Act II above, Rollins mentions an angle where Jay Leno defeated Hulk Hogan. He was certainly also thinking of the similar angle with David Arquette in WCW. Most historians regard Arquette's reign in the belt as one of the biggest instances of what's technically known as "wrestlecrap" in the history of the sport. See this cracked dot com article on the five most baffling celebrity cameos in professional wrestling. Arquette beat out Leno, Pete Rose, Robocop, and the Muppets. As much as I'd like further acts in the Stewart/Rollins feud, history teaches that it's much better to get out early with this kind of thing.